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PETER LANE

Peter Lane

Walton Arts CenterΒ 

President & CEO

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Walton Arts Center Council

The Walton Arts Center Council has "budgetary and operational oversight" of the business affairs at the Walton Arts Center, including hiring and managing the CEO.

Normally, there are 23 directors on the WAC Council: 11 from the Walton Family Foundation; 6 from the City of Fayetteville; and 6 from the University of Arkansas.
After a spate of resignations, currently there are 13 seats filled. Β  These are the remaining directors, grouped by the agency they represent.

Where possible, contact information is provided so you may express your opinion about the CEO's decision prohibiting NWA Equality's usual drag celebrations during Pride.

Walton Family Foundation Appointtees

Nate Hodne - Chair
Walton Family Foundation Appointee

Tyson Foods
(Retired)

Senior Vice President & General Manager
Case Ready & Value Added Beef & Pork

πŸ“© nhodne@att.net

πŸ“ž 479-290-4706

πŸ“ž 479-927-3137


Megan Timberlake
Walton Family Foundation Appointee

Proctor & Gamble

Senior Vice President
P&G Walmart Sales

πŸ“© mtimberlake@pg.com

Ryan Harrington
Walton Family Foundation Appointee

General Mills

Vice President of Sales
Walmart & Sam’s Club

πŸ“© ryan.harrington@generalmills.com

Tony Waller
Walton Family Foundation Appointee

Walmart

Vice President
Constituent Relations and Racial Equity

πŸ“© thomas.waller@walmart.com

πŸ“ž 479-696-8737

Chris Nicholas
Walton Family Foundation Appointee

Walmart US

Executive Vice President &
Chief Operating Officer

πŸ“© cjnicholas@gmail.com

πŸ“ž 225-298-9933

Diana Marshall
Walton Family Foundation Appointee

Sam's Club

Executive Vice President &
Chief Growth Officer

πŸ“© diana_marshall@samsclub.com

πŸ“© diana.marshall@walmart.com

Karen Roberts
Walton Family Foundation Appointee

Walmart
(Retired)

Executive Vice President &
General Counsel

πŸ“© ahrocr@gmail.com

Marti Sudduth
Walton Family Foundation Appointee

Retired

Elda Scott
Walton Family Foundation Appointee

Philanthropist


πŸ“© eescott@cox.net

πŸ“ž 479-270-3793

RESIGNED IN PROTEST

Walton Family Foundation Appointee

VACANT


Walton Family Foundation Appointee

University of Arkansas Appointees

Laura Jacobs
University of Arkansas Appointee

University of Arkansas

Chief of Staff

πŸ“ž479-575-7910

πŸ“© laura@uark.edu

Matt Trantham
University of Arkansas Appointee

University of Arkansas

Sr. Associate Athletic Director

πŸ“ž479-575-2666

πŸ“© mtran@uark.edu

Scott Varady
University of Arkansas Appointee

University of Arkansas

Vice Chancellor for University Advancement

πŸ“ž479-575-5362

πŸ“© svarady@uark.edu

RESIGNED IN PROTEST

RESIGNED IN PROTEST

RESIGNED IN PROTEST

The University of Arkansas at Fayetteville has six seats on the WAC Council.Β  They are appointed by the Chancellor.

Chancellor Charles F. Robinson

cfrobins@uark.edu

479-575-3836

City of Fayetteville Appointees

Justin Tennant
City of Fayetteville Appointee

Term ends June 30, 2025

Oracle

Strategic Client Director

πŸ“©Β  justintennant1@gmail.com

πŸ“ž 479-387-8462

RESIGNED IN PROTEST

Unexpired Term ends
June 30, 2024


RESIGNED IN PROTEST

Unexpired Term ends

June 30, 2024

RESIGNED IN PROTEST

Unexpired Term ends

June 30, 2025

RESIGNED IN PROTEST

Term ends

June 30, 2023

RESIGNED IN PROTEST

Term ends

June 30, 2023

The City of Fayetteville has six seats on the WAC Council.Β  They are appointed by the four-member City Council Nominating Committee and approved by the entire City Council.

Applications for two positions were due May 26, as their terms were set to expire in June.Β  The nominating committee will meet to interview candidates soon.Β  They have not advertised a call for applications to replace the unexpired terms, however the Committee has broad discretion to fill or not to fill any position when they meet.

Members of the City Council Nominating Committee